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Re: “Education Budget Rumblings from D.C. — All Cuts, All the Time

Every taxpayer penny taken from a liberal is a good thing. Now listen to the pigs at the public trough scream, it will be GRREEAATT!.

Posted by What, Again on 03/28/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “We Look Smaller in Boston

Hi David,

I saw that, but I assumed they meant teaching about social justice using the two maps, not their mathematical or historical contexts. Why did I make this assumption? Because your other quote states "are confident their new map offers something closer to the geographical truth." Geographical truth? As I stated before, map projections are mathematical in nature, not political, and are the result of trying to fit an imperfect geoid onto a flat surface. There is no pure geographic truth once you have done this. You can make maps that maintain some aspect of geographic truth (distance, direction, area, shape) but you cannot have it all, no flat map is geographically truthful and their merits should be measured by their usefulness as maps within their proper context.

I still think you have an opportunity to add to these kinds of stories instead of regurgitating some other journalists work. The piece you are quoting from is clearly missing accurate non-politicized information about map projections. You are smart and have experience as an educator. Bring some of that to the table here at the Weekly and step up your game!

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Posted by HumanBean on 03/28/2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Media Watch

View lots of interesting stuff via this link that is contributed by experienced users

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Posted by Nicky Reich on 03/28/2017 at 1:24 AM

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